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Gordian Knot


Experimental/Post Metal

3.92 | 162 ratings

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4 stars Gordian Knot's debut is an exception to the many star projects in prog. Unlike most star projects which come to be collaborations of amazing musicians, Gordian Knot is the vision of bassist/chapman stick/keyboardist Sean Malone. Malone's diversity is something to be hold. Former bassist of the Death Metal band Cynic, Malone dives into the Progressive music scene with Gordian Knot.

The musicality of this album is something to be hold. The lack of vocals is not an issue because this is a very well composed insturmental project. The songs feature variation musicality using tones from different cultures and different genres. The impressive lists of guest musicians include Trey Gunn who does an extraordinary job on his Warr Guitar, and Ron Jarzmobek who once again lets all of us know of his amazing guitar techniques.

Reflections is a great tune at the begining of the album. This track is one of the few controlled compositions by Malone on the album. Megrez is a feature of Trey Gunn on his Warr Guitar making a more ambient use of it's capabilities. Redemption's Way spots the guest apperanece of John Myung on a Chapman Stick. My favorite track is definately Rivers Dancing. This track is the perfect balance of bass, keyboard, and guitar melodies. The track also shifts from technique maina to calm and controlled phrases.

Not often is it that bass/stick players such as Trey Gunn, John Myung, and Sean Malone can all be found on one album. I can give an insturmental album such as this no less than four stars. With a little bit more emotion, there's not telling what the future holds for Sean Malone's Gordian Knot.

AtLossForWords | 4/5 |


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